Sophia Wester, b. 1989, Göteborg, Sweden.
(Visual artist / Writer/ Film director, scriptwriter, producer / Gardener )
Sophia Wester studied art at the Royal Academy of Art , The Hague, and graduated last summer. Her work has been sold to the Voorlinden museum and she have participated in exhibitions in the Netherlands during the autumn.
Sophias practice consists mainly of drawing (pastel, ink, pencil, oil) but can have elements of anything (fabric, sculpture, clay, plants and animals and materials from the place where she stands.) Her background is in film production, where she wrote scripts and directed them. Her exhibitions are often a kind of scene or scenography, creating a place where the visitor can travel around at his own pace. She is driven by curiosity of existence; the existence of animals, plants and people. She use humour and poetry and wishes to create moments of calm and ecstasy for the visitor.
Art: Royal Academy of Art Den Haag, Fine Art bachelor, 2014-19 (NE)
Gardener: Gunnebo slott/Folkuni. 2017 (SE)
Film: Clandestino institut, Att tänka över krönet. Dokumentära processer. 2012 (SE)
Film: Kalix folkhögskola, Directing, scriptwriting & filmproducing. 2008-11 (SE)
Film: Forsa folkhögskola /DI, filmproducing. 2008 (SE)
KNSM-laan 291 Amsterdam
Destillaat #21 Group Show @ Extrapool, Nijmegen, Nov, 2019.
On Your Own, Group Show @ Haagse Kunstkring, Oct 2019.
Art on Paper Amsterdam, Drawing Cabinet of Rademakers Gallery, Amsterdam, Sept 2019.
Graduationfestival at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, July 2019.
A Foreign Affair. Group show, Kabk 2018. (NE)
Spring Group Show, Billytown. 2018 (NE)
Galleri Art On, Group Show. Halmstad, 2016 (SE)
Graafische Werkplaats, Group Show, Den Haag 2016. (NE)
BUFF Malmö, 2013. (SE)
Frame filmfestival: 2012, 2013, 2017. (SE)
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2013. (SE)
Novemberfilmfestivalen, 2012. (SE)
Norrköping, Flimmer, 2012.(SE)
Sthlm. STOCKmotion. 2010, 2013. (SE)
Represented in the artcollection of the Voorlinden Museum, The Netherlands.
A work by me can come in many forms, it has been: my receipts - collected and drawn during three years, seedbombs sculpted from soil, clay and seeds as a protest-monument of an previous evil landlord regularly throwing out washingpowder in the garden. It can be a thousand drawings of chewing gums - reality transforming and turning into portals for imagination, a shortfilm about a filmmaker who stopped filming or a text compilation about imagination & existance. Playfulness, joy and mystery are essentials in my office.
Fabriksgatan 54 A,
412 51 Göteborg,
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